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S/s 13 Trend : Monochrome trousers

21st March 2013

Last month the lovely Jahnabee Borah of Strut120 asked if I’d like to put together a Real Girl story. (click here to see how I got on) I’m pleased with how the story turned out and think the mix of personal styles is fab. There’s geek chic Devi-Asha, fashionista Meera, hippie at heart Momtaz Begum Hossain and a few more girls including me. I’ve mentioned several times that I’m not exactly a natural in front of the camera but with a LOT of direction from my sis I managed to get a good enough snap for the story as well as a few extra for this monochrome trouser blog post. Monochrome is a huge trend for S/s 13 and wearing a printed pair of trousers is a good way to work the look. You can go for a contrast side panel pair or a vertical stripe pair (which creep me out because they remind me of the film Beetlejuice) or you can go for a pair of monochrome check trousers like I have.

1 nina patel 1I love these trousers. They were a recent buy from Topshop and I’ve named them my clown pants.

2 clutch detail 1This clutch is from Zara, bright shades make me happy!


I’d describe my style as kinda lazy. I like easy simple pieces that make a statement but not too much of a statement (does that even make any sense?!) For example. I love the monochrome check trousers but would always opt to pair it with either a plain white tee or block colour jumper (say orange or cobalt blue) than say a fussy blouse or contrast print top.

watch 2My watch is from Marc Jacobs, the spike bracelet is from ASOS (I love ASOS’ costume jewelry )

3 necklace detail 1This chain and pom pom necklace is from Topshop too and for the eagle eyed my nail varnish is Vendetta by Chanel.

4 slippers detail 1These embellished slippers are from Office. I like my flats, I’m 5ft 9″ and can get away with wearing them.

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Wear me 3 ways : Crystal Evolution

10th Jan 2013

I’m introducing another blog post topic for 2013- Wear me 3 ways. I love all those articles in the glossies that show you how to restyle items in your wardrobe and thought I’d give it a go too! I know this would prob work better if I did a post of me wearing the outfits but what can I say- I’m a little camera shy! I’m ok having my pic taken if I’m with other people (that’s why you’ll find a couple of pics of me at events on facebook or here) but posing on my own for a photo just makes me feel AWKWARD!

For my first post I’ve chosen this dreamy ACNE Silverbright necklace by Crystal Evolution to style three ways. The brand is only being introduced to U.K stockists now and is already huge in the U.S where fans include Taylor Swift, Kim Kardasian and Scarlett Johansson.

Look One: Neon vs Snakeskin (both are big S/s 13 trends)

10 jan 1

MSGM Neon Top- Matches £215, Snakeskin Print Trousers £39.99- Zara, Sergio Rossi Wedges- Matches £890, Acne White Patent Leather Clutch £290

Look Two : Sports Luxe

10 jan 2

IRO deven leather trim jacket £665, Day Birger et Mikkelsen washed satin trousers £130 – Net a Porter, Gisele £60- Topshop

Look 3: Perfect Pilotto (Can’t get enough of Pilotto Prints at the mo!)

10 jan 3

Peter Pilotto print skirt £591- Net a Porter, Franka body suit with sheer sleeves £89- Reiss, The Row, Black clutch £4195 Net a Porter, Anja Black cut out courts £160- Kurt Geiger.

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